We’ll build a massive eight-lane freeway, but a new rail line? Don’t be silly:
While the Brumby Government is willing to consider another freeway to the airport, a rail line from the CBD remains off the agenda.
On Monday, speaking at a transport conference, Roads Minister Tim Pallas said it was not a priority. ”It’s time we recognised the SkyBus service to Melbourne Airport is an enormously popular form of mass transit that successfully fulfils the need for public transport to the airport,” he said. ‘‘Should taxpayers devote a couple of billion dollars to a huge infrastructure project so Melbourne can boast of the dubious honour of an airport rail link?”
Where’s our “Rail” Minister?